Agnes: A Franconia Story

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Harper & Brothers, 1881 - Blind children - 224 pages

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Page 6 - ... to feed it, while in the latter case, nearly every one will just as certainly look for a stone. Thus the growing up in the right atmosphere, rather than the receiving of the right instruction, is the condition which it is most important to secure, in plans for forming the characters of children. It is in accordance with this philosophy that these stories, though written mainly with a view to their moral influence on the hearts and dispositions of the readers, contain very little formal exhortation...
Page 37 - ... sixty miles an hour. The blond officer smiled uneasily and with his single glass studied the sky. When we reached the staff he escaped from me with the alacrity of one released from a disagreeable and humiliating duty. The staff were at luncheon, seated in their luxurious motor-cars or on the grass by the side of the road. On the other side of the road the column of dust-covered gray ghosts were being rushed past us.
Page 5 - ... animal creation, which is produced by a sort of sympathetic action, a power somewhat similar to what in physical philosophy is called induction. On the other hand, if the father, instead of feeding the bird, goes eagerly for a gun, in order that he may shoot it, the boy will sympathize...
Page 214 - I should fail in trotting into business in my profession, — and a, great many do fail, — I should lose all I have, and be nothing at all. It is too great a risk for me to run.
Page 211 - Henry's invitation, took his seat in the chair which had been provided for him. ""Well, Beechnut,

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